New Orleans Startup Scenehound Expands to Columbus

Scenehound, the user-driven crowdfinder app that helps you plan your night out, has expanded to Columbus, Ohio.

The app connects users to their community while providing them with a real-time snapshot of the restaurant and bar activity in their area. In less than 10 seconds, the app gathers reviews and wait time for restaurants, and crowd size and male to female ratio for bars.

“This past year has been a whirlwind. We’ve experienced fantastic growth at our home-base in New Orleans and we’re looking forward to rolling Scenehound out to the people of Columbus,” said Michael Underwood, CEO and founder of Scenehound. “We couldn’t be happier to be working with the incredible team at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. What better way to celebrate our 1-year anniversary than by introducing Scenehound to a new great market?”

Underwood spent the last couple weeks meeting with potential customers and users in Columbus. He selected Columbus as its second market because of a recent connection made to Ohio State University’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

“After our initial meeting, it was immediately clear that having Scenehound coordinating with CIE was not only a great way to expose our entrepreneurially-minded Ohio State University students to a fast-growing startup first-hand, it also allowed for us to introduce a really great app to the city of Columbus,” said Paul Reeder, executive director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Ohio State University.
Scenehound is available in both the iOS and Android app stores.